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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not Leone, or one for Simon!, 27 July 2012
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I've been on a bit of a "spaghetti western" trip recently, and this was the first I watched after the definitive "Dollars" Trilogy.

I mainly chose this as I'm a fan of Lee Van Cleef generally, and he does a decent job here despite some of the films shortcomings, but I have to say the rest of the acting is a bit hit and miss. The chubby side-kick character is tolerable, but the trampolining "Alley Cat" character is just plain annoying (as is the protagonist "Banjo").

Lee Van Cleef's title character "Sabata" is your typical "man with no name" style lone gunman, and the story itself is one of double-crossing and betrayal relating to a foiled bank robbing. There's no real surprises in the plot but it serves well enough.

The picture quality and sound aren't bad but I doubt much time was spent cleaning it up for the DVD release.

Overall I'd give this 6/10 - It's quite enjoyable in it's way but should definitely be considered "B" list.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2013 21:01:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jan 2013 21:30:36 GMT
Simon says:
Spaghetti westerns - such a crude term.
I prefer "Pasta Westerns" because so many more forms than one but they are all cheesy.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 10:11:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2013 10:15:59 GMT
Kirk Douglas says:
Hmm interesting point, you might want to go further and start using the term "wheat flour and water" western so as to make it absolutely accurate...

Oh hang on "western"...hmm, given that most examples of the genre are set around the border with Mexico, perhaps the term "Wheat Flour and Water South Western (Northern Continental America)" might be best.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 10:36:37 GMT
Simon says:
Fair point - from you comments "corn" comes to mind

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 10:51:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2013 10:51:52 GMT
Kirk Douglas says:
Ooh I like it - you've managed to get cheese and corn into your responses so far today...good work!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 10:55:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2013 10:56:15 GMT
Simon says:
Yes, but as a sport it is always dull to play against those from the lower leagues.
So I am bored, back to the real world.
You can have the last world.... you will not be able to risist

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 11:10:10 GMT
Kirk Douglas says:
Is internet trolling a sport now?

Well I congratulate you on your dedication.

I can have the last word again? You are far too generous. There's no resistance at all, I'm more than happy to.
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